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August 3rd -31st, 2015

Sky Bridge


Sky Bridge is the finale for the Central Subway Temporary Art Project. The multi-year project, “Central Subway, Journey to Chinatown” is one of the first initiatives to bring public art to Chinatown. The installation transforms the pedestrian bridge over Kearny Street, linking the Chinese Culture Center to Portsmouth Square, a landmark in Chinatown.


Portsmouth Bridge

Chinese Culture Foundation
San Francisco, CA


Summer issue, Austin Way Magazine

Cover and Artist Profile:

Beili Liu on Her Hauntingly Beautiful 'Thirst' Project & What's Next

By Karen Valby | August 6, 2015

In our inaugural celebration of emerging artistic talent, we reveal the visionary who helped elevate public art in Austin with “Thirst” and now is dazzling the world with luminous, thoughtful installations.

After almost two years, it’s an image that many Austinites vividly remember: a ghostly white tree hovering mournfully over Lady Bird Lake. It appeared at once to have risen from the water and drifted down from the heavens—a haunting memorial to the 300 million trees lost to the devastating Texas drought in 2011...

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May 9th - June 21st, 2015

INVITO A TAVOLA / Everyone to the Table

Contemporary international fiber art exhibition

Participating artists include: Kendall Buster, Beili Liu, Alvaro Diego Gomez Campuzano , Xia Gao , Jannick Deslauriers, Amanda McCavour, Miki Baird, Jason Pollen, Monika Teal, Japanese Naoko Serino, Antonio Bernardo, Enrica Borghi, Anna Paola Cibin, Gabriella Crisci, Ni etta Condemi De Felice, Tamara Ferioli, Carlo Pozzoni and Marco Vido.

Arte & Arte, Como, Italy
Historical Church of San Francesco, Como, Italy


Winter 2014

De la nature à l'oeuvre
By Virginie LUC

Beili Liu projects published in De la nature à l'oeuvre.
Encirclement (installation and performance), Thirst, Shadow House, Lure Series, p.52-59

120 illustrations - 160 pages ISBN : 9782841387267 Année d'édition : 2014

NATURE AT WORK presents more than twenty contemporary artists worldwide.

Ulmer Publishing, France


October 9 - 12, 2014

Art Silicon Valley Art San Francisco

Art Silicon Valley Art San Francisco

Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) is Art Miami’s new International Contemporary and Modern Art Fair on the West Coast opening October 9-12, 2014. Centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the fair is proud to present 75 highly respected international galleries and art institutions from France, Italy, Germany, England, The Netherlands, Finland, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Venezuela, China, Austria, Argentina and The United States.

Presented by Vessel Gallery, with Nick Dong, Cyrus Tilton, and William Schwob
471 25th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Opening reception October 2nd 2014, Lecture October 3rd 2014


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October 2 - November 7, 2014

M&M: Material + Meditation

Taken/Vessel, a site-responsive installation

Vessel Gallery

471 25th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Opening reception October 2nd 2014, Lecture October 3rd 2014



May 2014

The Making of Chine

By Carrithers Studio on Vimeo.


Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Beili Liu Chine  

May 24 - August 31, 2014


Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main Street Beaumont, Texas 77701

Austin Critics’ Table Awards 2013-2014  

June 2014

Austin Critics' Table Award, Work of Art: Independent or Public Project, Thirst on Lady Bird Lake, Women & Their Work, Beili Liu, Emily Little, Norma Yancey, Cassie Bergstrom



Spring 2014 

Installation Art Now

Beili Liu installation projects included in Installation Art Now
Lure Series, The Mending Project, Stalemate, Recall, p20-p21, p32-35, p114-115

Series: Installation Art (Book 2) Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Ginkgo Press Inc. (January 15, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1584235144 ISBN-13: 978-1584235149

Sandu Publishing, Hong Kong

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March 9 – April 11, 2014 


Solo Exhibition

Art Gallery of University Hawaii‘i at Mānoa

Public Lecture on Sunday, March 9, 2-3pm (ART auditorium) 
Receptions on Sunday, March 9, 3-5pm and Tuesday, March 11, 2-3pm

Department of Art & Art History

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822


October 12 2013 – December 1st, 2013


'Miniartextil' is an annual international exhibition of contemporary art showing the best in Textile Art, an art sector with a revolutionary approach to the textile heritage and its materials. EROS is the 23rd edition of the artistic exhibition Miniartextil, organized by the Cultural Association Arte&Arte in Como Italy. Artists from 43 countries took part to the minitextile’s contest, with a jury composed by Luciano Caramel, Maria Cristina Cedrini and Vito Capone. Arte&Arte invited important artists Yinka Shonibare MBE from London; Manuel Ameztoy from Agentina, Mandy Greer from U.S.A.; Mai Tabakian from Franc; Fiona Kirkwood is coming to Como from South Africa; Beili Liu from China; and Kumi Yamashita, Noriko Narahira, Takaaki Tanaka and Keiichi Nagasawa from Japan.

Arte & Arte, Como, Italy

Villa Olmo
Via Cantoni, 1 - 22100 Como, Italy


September 28 -December 16, 2013

A Collaborative Public Art Project

Presented by Women and Their Work Gallery

Thirst is an installation in honor of the 300 million trees lost in the recent Texas drought. A collaboration between Beili Liu(lead visual artist), Norma Yancey and Emily Little (architects) and Cassie Bergstrom (landscape architect). Thirst makes visible the devastating impacts of a changing climate. Sited on Lady Bird Johnson Lake that is the physical and spiritual heart of Austin, Thirst manifests the urgency and severity of the water crisis.

Supported by a 2013 Robert Rauschenberg Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant awarded to Women and Their Work Gallery.

Lady Bird Lake, Austin Texas,

Instagram Images #THIRSTART

Selected Press:
The New York Times, 09-26-2013
The Huffington Post, 10-11-2013
Climate Progress, 10-23-2013
The Atlantic Cities, 10-15-2013
Austin American-Statesman, 09-28-2013
CultureMap Austin, 09-18-2013
The Daily Texan, 09-15-2013

For full press coverage, visit

Thirst video: Meet the Team


September 25 – February, 2014

Beili Liu: Process Drawings

Solo exhibition

Courtyard Gallery, University of Texas at Austin

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705

Austin Critics’ Table Awards 2012-2013  

June 2013

Austin Critics' Table Award, Out Standing Works of Art: Installation, Amass, Texas State Univeristy Gallery



May 24 – June 10, 2013


Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania

Rotušės sq. 1/Vilniaus st. 2 Kaunas, Lithuania


April 13 – May 11, 2013

 Artifact, Tiny Park Gallery

Beili Liu, Scott Proctor, Jonathan Dankenbring

Tiny Park Gallery
1101 Navasota Street, Suite 2, Austin, TX 78702
Austin TX


February 11th – March 8th, 2013

Beili Liu: Amass, a site specific installation

Solo exhibition

Texas State University Gallery

Joann Cole Mitte Building
Texas State University
San Marcoss, TX



2013  Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant

Organization Grant Recipient: Center for Women & their Work, Austin, TX

For project Thirst, an installation in honor of the 300 million trees lost in the recent Texas drought. A collaboration between Beili Liu, Norma Yancey, Emily Little and Cassie Bergstrom.

Robert Rauchenberg Foundation
Women and Their Work


November 29, 2012–January 12, 2013



Gallery Shoal Creek
2905 San Gabriel, Ste 101 
Austin, Texas 78705


November 8th to December 15th, 2012

7th “from Lausanne to Beijing” Fiber Art Biennale

Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
Nantong Municipal People's Government, China
Fiber Art Committee, China Arts & Crafts Association


November 2, 2012 - January 6, 2013

High Fiber: Women to Watch 2012

High Fiber is the third installment in NMWA’s biennial Women to Watch exhibition series. Artists include Ligia Bouton (New Mexico), Debra Folz (Massachusetts), Louise Halsey (Arkansas), Tracy Krumm (Greater Kansas City Area), Beili Liu (Texas), Rachael Matthews (United Kingdom), and Laure Tixier (France)

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005  

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September 15 - December 10 2012

Contemplative Ink

Beili Liu, Li Sa, Sook Jin Jo, Ruth Hardinger

Asian Art Piers
537 W 25TH STREET, FL 2 
NEW YORK, NY 10001  


June 1, 2012 - June 10, 2012

Hamburg Artweek

Beili Liu: „Der rote Raum“, Installationen und Wandarbeiten
Emporio quarter, 8th floor, Neubau, Valentinskamp 707070.
Official Opening June 1 5:00pm

Hamburg Art Week

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Mar 22, 2012 - May 31, 2012

Rise and Fall

Solo exhibition

Hua Gallery, London, UK

Unit 7B, G/F, Albion Riverside 8 Hester Road, Battersea London, SW11 4AX

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Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 29, 2012

Texas Draws II

Texas Draws II highlights the work of eleven contemporary artists who exhibit eloquent, expressive drawn works that reveal the power of a simple line or mark and the rich complexity of the drawn surface. This intentionally diverse exhibition features works that notes the relevance of empty space or movement, works of intense personal relevance, and works of complex content. Artists including:Daniel Adame, Anne Allen, Stacy Berlfein, Judith Cottrell, Nathan Heuer, Ian Ingram, Beili Liu, Rosemary Meza Des Plas, Terry Morrow, Alex Rubio and Gael Stack.

Opening Reception | Mar. 1 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Press Review

Beili Liu Stalemate  

January 6 - February 18 201

Between Wind and Water

Solo exhibition

Vessel Gallery

471 25th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Opening reception Jan 6 2012, Lecture Jan 7 2012

Oakland Art Beat Review
Eastbay Express Reivew
Artillery Review


September 22 2011

Beili Liu receives Distinction Award at the Kaunas Biennial


September 9 - October 23 2011

Beili Liu Installationen & Wandarbeiten

Solo exhibition

Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne

Gabelsbergerstraße 7 80333 München
Opening reception: September 9, 2011


September 22- December 4 2011

Kaunas Biennial Textil'11

Kaunas National Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

Rewind Personal History is one of two major exhibitions at the Kaunas Biennial and invites 31 artists from 22 countries to present their work.


September 24 - January 8 2011

Obsessive Worlds

Art Museum of Southeast Texas

This exhibition will feature artists whose works embody and embrace obsessiveness in one form or another.
Charlotte Smith, Shawn Smith, Ellen Frances Tuchman, Paul Booker, Marco Maggi, Gabriel de la Mora, Jonathan Whitfill, Susie Rosmarin, Harvey Bott, Beili Liu, Elisa d’Arrigo, Vincent Falsetta, Mary McCleary, Lauren Levy and John Adelman.

Beili Liu  

June 11 - August 28 2011


Solo exhibition

Hå gamle prestegard

Norwegian National Culture and Art Center
In conjunction with exhibitions VERTIGO, by PUSHWAGNER ( Norway) and VISIONS, by KUMI MACHIDA (Japan)

Stavenger Aftenblad review
Jaerbladet review

Austin Critics’ Table Awards 2010-2011

June 6, 2011

Beili Liu receives two Austin Critics' Table Awards

Austin Critics' Table Award, Outstanding Installation:
“The Mending Project,” Beili Liu, Women & Their Work

Austin Critics' Table Award, Outstanding Artist of the year
Beili Liu

For a complete list of awards, please visit here.

Beili Liu  

June 6 - September 9, 2011


Drawn: Fiber Installations

Solo exhibition

Robert Hillestead Textiles Gallery
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Closing reception and artist lecture: August 25, 2011

Beili Liu  

June 4 - September 11, 2011

The Mona Lisa Project

A collaborative project between photographer Rino Pizzi and 16 women artists

Participating Artists: Connie Arismendi, Ellen Berman, Valerie Chaussonnet, Judy Jensen, Faith Gay, Germaine Keller, Emily Little, Beili Liu, Beverly Penn, Margo Sawyer, Nancy Scanlan, Julie Speed, Jana Swec, Liz Ward, Sally Weber, Sydney Yeager, and Rino Pizzi Opening reception: June 2, 2011 6-9

Austin Museum of Art

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March 25 through May 20, 2011

Material Spaces: Veneration Through the Needle’s Eye

Material Spaces: Veneration Through the Needle’s Eye explores the spatial possibilities of fiber arts. The three artists featured in this exhibition present new works that explore the microcosmic and macrocosmic through the medium of thread. The exhibition is curated by Kevin Kissell.

Reception: Friday, March 25, 5-8PM
Artists Lecture: Tuesday, March 22, 6-7:30PM, Kresge Auditorium of the Purdy/Kresge Library

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery Wayne State University Review

 Beili Liu  

February 26 - April 2, 2011

The Mending Project, a site-specific installation and performance

Solo exhibition

In an ambitious, large-scale installation, Beili Liu creates an atmosphere of beauty and danger. Suspending hundreds of dagger sharp Chinese scissors from the gallery ceiling, Liu immerses viewers in an environment that suggests distant fear and looming violence. The hovering cloud of shears is softened, however, by Liu herself who will sit beneath the countless sharp blades of scissors and perform an on-going simple task of mending.

Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin TX

Austin American-Statesman Review, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Austin Chronicle Review, Robert Faires
Austin Women Magzine Feature, Marilyn McCray

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February 17 - March 13, 2011


Solo exhibition

Opening Reception, February 17, 6-8pm

Form Space Atelier Gallery
2407 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Extent: Work by Beili Liu, Poor Worm, Erins Hafkind
The Monarch Review, Seattle, featured exhibition
Visual Art Source Review, Adrianna Grant



Beili Liu


October 8th, 2010

Lure/Wave Wins 3rd Place at Artprize


September 22 - October 10, 2010

ArtPrize Competition, Grand Rapids

The winners of the second annual Artprize were announced on October 8th, 2010 by founder Rick DeVos - Beili Liu recieved the third prize for “Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids”, a site-specific installation at UICA/Fulton.

Couple’s engagement at ArtPrize is a work of art |

Photo (top) by Romain Blanquart


October 4th, 2010

90 Seconds With ArtPrize installation artist Beili Liu

by Brian Kelly


October 1st, 2010

Preview of UICA exhibiting artist Beili Liu talking about her 2010 ArtPrize entry, "Lure/Wave."

The Digital Collection is an education initiative using digital technology, video, and audio guides to provide students, educators, and the public with in-depth learning materials about UICA's exhibiting artists and contemporary art in general. To support the initiative, visit



July 17 – September 11, 2010

Unraveling Tradition • Contemporary Artists Working with Fiber Media

Unraveling Tradition focuses primarily on sculpture and installations, featuring the work of artists who use fabric, yarn, thread and various fiber media to create nontraditional objects and assemblages. They convey contemporary ideas and concerns, using traditional handwork techniques such as weaving, sewing, embroidery, felting, knitting and crochet. Artists include Mandy Greer, Miya Hannan, Sarah Hewitt, Lisa Kellner, Beili Liu, Tristin Lowe, Yelizaveta Nersesova, Ellen Rothenberg, Valerie Roybal, Alyce Santoro, Loren Schwerd and Jerilea Zempel. Curated by 516 ARTS, in conjunction with Convergence: Albuquerque 2010 the International Fiber Arts Conference (July 18-24, 2010).

516 Arts 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM

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June 2010

Austin Critics Table Awards—

Outstanding Solo Exhibition 2009
Beili Liu: Bound, D Berman Gallery

The Austin Critics’ Table — a group of arts critics from the American-Statesman, the Austin Chronicle and Might Be Good gave out the 18th Austin Critics’ Table Awards to recogniz the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre.
Nominated solo exhibitions also include: "Colby Bird: Cold End," Okay Mountain "Erin Curtis: Perspective Threshold," Women & Their Work "Noriko Ambe: Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project," Lora Reynolds Gallery "Off the Edge: The Experimental Prints of Cynthia Brants," Flatbed Press "Texas Instruments: New Paintings by Esther Pearl Watson," Domy Books. See full list here -

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May 16- June 20, 2010

Beili Liu: Site Specific Installations
half empty. half full

Solo Exhibition

Nordisk Kunst Plattform Project Space

Bru 28 4363 Brusand, Norway

Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway Review
Jærbladet, Norway Review

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April 30 - May 28, 2010

Beili Liu: Fray

Solo Exhibition

Gallery CON.form Architects, Brunnenstrasse 3, 10119 Berlin
Opening Reception: April 30, 2010, 7 - 9 pm

Asia Unlimited Gallery

Beili Liu  

December 26, 2009

Saatchi Online, UK
Beili Liu, Top 10 Exhibitions in Shanghai 2009

Chris Moore reports on the top 10 exhibitions in Shanghai in 2009, including Beili Liu's solo exhibition 'In Between':

Beili Liu: In Between, Elisabeth de Brabant This intensely sensual exhibition about transformation, memory and their relations was captivating precisely because of its lightness, most notably the work 'Lure/Return' (2009), involving hundreds of silk-thread poppies made of single-threads of coiled silk and hung from the ceiling, and which swayed gently in the still air of the gallery. See the full list here-

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January 23 - March 6, 2010

Beili Liu: One, Another

Solo Exhibition

Buffalo Arts Studio

January 26, 2010, Buffalo Rising Review
January 22, 2010, Buffalo News, "Ties that Bind"
December 27, 2009, Buffalo Rising Preview

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December 4, 2009

Beili Liu receives "Artist of the Year" Award in 3D medium

Austin Museum of Art and Austin Visual Arts Association

~ News Archive 2008-2009





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